To Mum

Love from Me

I Love You, My Amazing Mum!

Dear Mum,

Each day as I wend my way through mothering I think of you - gratefully, and slightly incredulously. Your gentle but firm ways and how you would have handled situations. I know now how well considered your parenting was... I'm not sure whether it was natural for you or whether you had to work at it like me, but you made it look easy!

I'm so thankful for the baseline you gave me to reflect upon and to measure against - that clear and firm, calm and gentle is the way. And long-ago memories of that loving gentleness are what flash into my awareness as my days reflect our past days.

Along with laughing helplessly - you taught me what crying with laughter is all about!

Thanks for your ever-present love and support.